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  Dining on the Ship of Dreams
by Odin Roark
Saturday, August 04, 2012
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Fellini once made a film titled “The Ship Sails On.” One reviewer of this classic commented that the film generated in its audience "greater truth than everyday, obvious reality." Thus, some contemplating on imagination’s power and conflict with illusion.


Dining on the Ship of Dreams

Idle the waves
Temperate the speed
Port and starboard of ones life
Balanced
Righted
Afloat with winged calm

How beautiful the setting
Etched history of crystal refracting sun's horizon
While overhead beams of Edison
Highlight floral accents so small
Yet to some
So prescient in scope

They love me they love me not
Serenades us in silence
While Epicurean's silverware
Display will-o'-the-wisp reflections
Atop white clouds of linen comfort
Knowing their calling soon will begin

Alone perhaps
As all become
But such a celebratory buffet

Having chosen lightly from life's infatuation
The naked salads sprouted from grist
Adorned by dressings of mixed color
Remind the palate where the banquet early began
Once simply samplings of raw growth
Now homogenized into death's sweet and sour disguise

Inhaling deeply
We beckon moist breezes
Curve comforting auras about our mind
Sooth unhealed scars within the heart

Oh the remembering
The remembering

We pause

Breathing blood red wine
Awaits our taste of resolve
Even as the waft of espresso
Alerts our senses to tomorrows
Not yet lived

As steward in white arrives
Insistence prevails
Longing resists

We ask
Might this be only one such night
One such pause to consider yet another day
Another breath

Silence delivers the answer

Dining on the ship of dreams
Where imagination
The taste of ones next actuality
Awaits Neverland's satiated moment

If only...




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Reviewed by Budd Nelson 8/4/2012
If only..a concept that plaques all mankind..always has will for beyond our consciousness
budd
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton 8/4/2012
If only . . . For sure. I have learned, late in life, I'll admit, that the immediate moment is the most precious. If we could but train ourselves to "live for the moment" much sorry, pain and angst could, and would, be avoided. But no, we live for tomorrow, and as we know tomorrow may never come . . . But we do have the moment. Live as though that moment is all we are allowed.
Reviewed by Elizabeth Price 8/4/2012
Love the several layers in this poem. Wistful with unanswered questions. But "if only" can drive you crazy if you let it. Love it. Liz
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